Drones shed new light on newly discovered, Australian humpback dolphin in WA

Marine researchers using aerial drones to film a newly discovered species of Australian dolphin say the bird's eye view is shedding new light on the mammals' behaviour, with researchers hoping the information will help with conservation efforts.


Any drone pilot that’s been lucky enough to fly the original DJI Inspire will tell you that there aren’t many better aerial photography platforms out there. But that hasn’t stopped Ocean Alliance – a marine conservation organisation based in the states – from finding an alternative use for its set of Inspires.

How Drone Technology Is Helping Us Better Understand The Animal Kingdom

Last year, researchers from Murdoch University analyzed video taken off the western coast of Australia. The film — which appeared on Phys.Org — includes images of a very rare white southern right whale calf suckling from its mother.It was a score for researchers and the general public alike. And it none of it would have been possible without a drone.

Drone Technology Joins the Fight Against Climate Change Risks

Drones are growing and expanding (where popularity and demand are concerned), certain groups and individuals teamed up and employed their skills into saving our planet.

How Drones Are Helping Scientists Study the Future of Whales

The sight of a 50-foot whale breaching is breathtaking. Water slides down the whale's back as it leaps above the surface, shooting spray in the air and then crashing back into the water. The powerful ocean giants make their own waves with mighty, mid-air twists and turns.

How drones are steadily advancing Australia's environmental industry

A year on, the DELWP completed a successful 12-week trial that tested the capability of remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS) or drones, for more effective monitoring of planned burns.